The French Revolution was bound to happen due to the ignorance of the monarchy, and the greed of the royalty. The poverty was made poorer by heavy taxes while clerics and the rich remained untouched and wealthy. The third estate filled with the majority of, if not all of abused city dwellers were becoming vexed and were at the breaking point. While the peasants were planning to revolt enlightenment was helping push the idea. The final push toward the Revolution was the economic crisis putting stress on France, due to the borrowing, and lavish living of the Royalty France was in a grand debt causing taxpayers to have to pay even more. Even with this being said the French men and women in the 1st and 2nd Estates refused to pay and contribute to rid the country of its debt.